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Yellow Mountain Photography Expedition

1. Capture the most iconic viewing points on Yellow Mountain.

2. Trek down 600 meters into the West Sea Grand Canyon.

3. Photograph the beautiful ancient villages of Hongcun, Mukeng, Nanping and Mulihong.

Tour Code : CT-HS-06

Destinations : Huangshan,

Duration :6 days

Travel Style :Private Tour ( Mountain/ Ancient Village/ )


Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Huangshan City

Arrive at Huangshan by train/flight. ETripChina guide will warmly welcome you and accompany you to hotel and check in. Guide will brief you the itinerary and some reminders for packing. For the next two days, we will stay overnight on the mountain hotels to maximize our time and opportunities for dramatic views and moment (City visit will be added in if time permits after you check in).

Day 2 Captures of Eastern Yellow Mountain

Early in the morning, we head north to Yellow Mountain Scenic Area which is 90 km away from the city. We take cable car up to the eastern mountain and take short exploratory walks to many different points to capture stunning views of this natural wonder. The most iconic places include Beginning to Believe Peak, Black Tiger Pine, Stone Monkey Watching the Sea and Lion Peak. Guide will do his utmost to avoid the crowds. Check in at Xihai Hotel and have a rest after lunch. Then start early to Cloud Dispelling Pavilion to have a good location for sunset.

Day 3 Yellow Mountain - West Sea Grand Canyon

We will get up early to catch up a sunrise at lion peak. Back to the hotel for a good breakfast and get prepared for a strenuous hiking trip with thousands of stairs. Afterwards we trek down 600 meters into the West Sea Grand Canyon, from Cloud Dispelling Pavilion to the sightseeing monorail at the bottom. The views of the Grand Canyon are breath taking with deep valleys, steep cliffs, magic mist, fog and cloud, compelling visitors to stop every few steps to snap photos. The downwards trail takes around 3 hours for standard groups, we will slow down the pace to explore and capture images.

To save energy, we will take the monorail (5 minutes) up to the station near Baiyun hotel. Later in the day after lunch, continue a walk to Buxian Bridge to enjoy beautiful scenery on other side of West Sea Grand Canyon (Xihai). Back to the hotel area two hours later to catch up a sunset at Bright Top.

Day 4 Yellow Mountain - captures of the western part

Wake up early to catch up the sunrise at Bright Top with morning mist rising over the mountains. After breakfast, we move westwards passing some awe-inspiring points including One Hundred adders, Jade Screen Pavilion where the Greeting-guests Pine stands, and the Celestial Capital Peak.

Take cable car down at Yuping station and drive to our hotel - Pig's Boutique Hotel Bishan. Along the way, visit some other spontaneous sites that we will be able to stop and photograph.

Stay in a 300-year building but modernized and comfortable bedroom is a unique experience itself.

Day 5 Huangshan - villages of Hongcun, Mukeng and Nanping

The well-preserved villages and Hui-style architectures are very significant parts of Hui Culture. Their grey-lined tiers and white-walled houses with mountains as backdrop are the most typical scene that you can enjoy from traditional Chinese paintings. Besides, the exquisite homes, ancestral halls and memorial archways also draw your attention when step into the villages. We will visit Hongcun, a world heritage sites, Mukeng and Manping villages, less popular but allows you tranquility and close touch to the real life and local custom.

Day 6 Mulihong Village and departure

We will take a trip around Mulihong. Mulihong is a small village deeply hidden in the mountains of Xiuning county. Overlooking from the above, it is like an island with only one side connecting to the mountain range. Typical Hui-style architectures stands on the ridge, surrounded by green bamboo. Fog and cloud stay here more than 100 days during a year, making it’s a village above the clouds.

After lunch, we will head back to train station/airport and a chance to reminisce for all that we had from mountain to the village.

Price Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Price Inclusions

    a)  All sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

    b)  Ground transfers with air-conditioned vehicle (car, minibus or coach depending on the size of your group)

    c)  Lunches (as specific) at local restaurants with a cup of soft drink per meal.

    d)  Hotel accommodations with breakfast (based on double occupancy).

    e)  Local licensed & experienced English-speaking guide.

    f)   Accident insurance during your travel in China.

  • Price Exclusions

    a) Chinese visa.

    b) Transport to and from China.

    c)  Tips to driver and tour guide.

    d)  Personal expenses.

Additional Info

Hotels (or similar) Suggested

Yellow MountainBeihai Hotel 3*, Beihai Hotel Huangshan 4*, Xihai Hotel Huangshan 5*

Huangshan CityThe Laojieyuan Boutique Hotel 3*, Huangshan International Hotel 4*, Huangshan Golf Hotel 5*

Xidi VillageFloral Hotel · Mu Xi Shan Fang Xidi 3*, Hui Niang Boutique Hotel 4*, Pig's Boutique Hotel Xidi 5*


a)  Make sure you are familiar with your camera if it is a new one.

b)  Don’t worry about the timing for sunrise and sunset. Guide will check it.

c)  West Sea Grand Canyon usually closes from December to March of the next year due to the snowy weather. Canyon visit will be removed from winter travel itinerary.

d)  There are a lot of stairs to cover on the mountain. Prepare hiking shoes, sunglasses, raincoat (depends), gloves, and a cloth to clean the lens. 

e)  Mountain weather can change dramatically in short period and temperature vary a lot in the morning and noon hours even in the summer. Our travel advisor will give you more detailed suggestions according to your travel date.

f) Pack light as you need to carry whatever you bring. Your large pieces can be held at the foot of the mountain.

Change and Cancellation Policy

  1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.

  2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price.

  3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price.

  4. Within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price.

  5. After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

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